Monday, 25 October 2010

Long John Smedley

John Smedley was founded in 1784, making it the oldest factory in the world, its home is in Lea just outside Cromford in Derbyshire. They are famous for their wool and cotton knitwear. It is believed that the term 'long john's' came from John Smedley when they made underwear for the army. 

Their most iconic sweaters are their polo shirts and their cardigans. It must be admitted that a few of their latest designs are bordering on the eccentric. Despite this they continue to produce some great quality knitwear.

Actor Martin Freeman sporting John Smedley polo shirt, teamed with cravat.

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